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My Petunias in my hanging baskets have become very lank and straggly, is there a way to return them to their former glory? With pruning and feeding perhaps?

Yviestevie

Hi Malcolm  I sometimes have the same problem certainly feeding will help and keeping them well watered as far as pruning goes Im no expert but it seems to work with everything else in the garden at about this time of year of they look awful then perhaps cutting them back a bit will neaten the overall effect, Im sure someone will come along who knows more about this than I do.

Thanks Yviestevie for your advice....... I'll try it this evening!

L Bennett

I am no expert, but when mine get flowers only near the ends I chop the stalk back by half. I don't do this all at once though, kind of stagger it so there are always flowers.

It seems to work and makes them 'bushier' no idea if I am correct!

Kezza
L Bennett wrote (see)

I am no expert, but when mine get flowers only near the ends I chop the stalk back by half. I don't do this all at once though, kind of stagger it so there are always flowers.

It seems to work and makes them 'bushier' no idea if I am correct!


I've been planning to give this a bash too, as my petunias in my hanging baskets are long and lanky with just the last flower at the end waiting to flower, once that's done, they're getting the (semi) chop !! 

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